by Kathy Ziprik, Staff Writer for DFDhouseplans.com All it takes is a spark. One ember carried on the wind that lands on a cedar shake roof. That’s when the troubles begin. A decade ago, homeowners outside of California probably would not have thought twice about selecting roofing materials that would resist the spread of wildfire. Not […]
In 1956, a 12-year-old boy wrote a letter to a world-renowned architect asking for a special type of building he hadn’t yet designed in his professional career—a doghouse. Inspired by this story, The House Designers are searching for a rescue dog that we can have the pleasure of designing and building a custom doghouse for […]
Are you excited for Halloween? Do you want to spread your enthusiasm for this fun holiday throughout your home, but don’t know how to do it justice? It isn’t as easy to decorate your interior as it is the exterior of your house, because you have already made so many design decisions that you don’t […]
For many modern families, the kitchen is the heart and hearth of a home, where food is prepared and quality time is shared.
Whether getting ready for work or brushing teeth before school, families inevitably spend a lot of time in front of the bathroom sink – making this an important decision when designing a home.
Pocket doors are a great way to maximize the space in floor plans.
Winter and summer mean higher heating and cooling bills, but fortunately, a well considered floor plan and house design can save you tons of money, as well as make for a more comfortable home.
The decision to rent vs buy vs build is a common one, and one that can be a major life event. Renting allows you more flexibility and buying allows you to build equity. But building your own home allows you to create exactly what you want! For those of you who are leaning towards building […]
Slush and snow are great arguments for the value of a mud room – a place where people can take off boots and coats before entering the main rooms of a house.
[rrssb] For most people, exterior doors provide three things: security, weather protection, and style. There are many different styles to choose from that will allow all three things. You can get paneled, flush, or glass in front entry doors, back doors, French doors, sliding doors, and patio doors. Paneled Doors Paneled doors are designed to […]